Day of the Dead: a celebration of life

AnnEvansC In Mexico, as in many countries around the world, family members and friends share a meal and offering in remembrance of departed loved ones Nov. 1 and 2. Known in Mexico as Day of the Dead, or “Dia de los Muertos,” this is a happy occasion. This year, the public is invited to celebrate […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

How green ($) is your yard?

What: Cool Davis Festival When: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., Davis Info: www.cooldavis.org By Gus Yates With water rates going up, you might be wondering how much your garden is costing you. Don’t worry; there are more alternatives to green than just brown. Experts on […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Food Co-op hosts BBQ to benefit Speck

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a barbecue benefit to assist Cathy Speck and her wife Linda Duval as they continue living with an expensive fatal illness, ALS. The gathering will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the Co-op’s patio. Speck, who has worked at the […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Searching for a job? Make sure you polish your image online

By Marie Stempinksi It’s no secret that posting a profile on LinkedIn can give you credibility and boost your job chances. And Facebook and Twitter can be great job-search tools. In fact, research shows that company reps are out there on the Internet looking for you. A July 15, 2010, article by Susan Gunelis in […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Volunteer work helps boost your resume strength

By Ann Belser You’re looking for a job? So are 22.6 million other people who are unemployed or working part-time because full-time work is not available. But, in the time you haven’t been working, you have been volunteering to keep yourself busy and to give back to your community. Good news: That unpaid work could […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

For job interview, bring notes — and manners

By Marvin Walberg Dear Mr. Walberg: Is it acceptable to bring copies of a letter of recommendation from a job that required relevant skills to the prospective job? And, is it acceptable to refer to notes on my smart phone during an interview, or to take notes on my smart phone during the interview? — […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Under-30 entrepreneurs mark new generation

By Laura Oleniacz Sleeping on a futon and living off about $1,000 per month was how Ryan Allis said he and a co-founder started the email marketing business iContact without startup capital, while still in college. Allis, whose company now employs about 300 people in offices in Morrisville, was part of a three-person panel of […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Lousy job market isn’t slowing down job-hoppers

By Steve Twedt You would think that with the national unemployment rate above 9 percent that those who are employed would hang onto their jobs for dear life. You would be wrong. Despite the lousy job market, the number of U.S. workers voluntarily leaving their jobs is at the highest level in nearly three years, […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Weatherford-Gardner wedding

Victoria Leigh Weatherford and Jordan Ross Gardner, both of San Francisco, were married on Oct. 1, 2011, at  Healdsburg Country Gardens in Healdsburg. The bride is the daughter of Alan Weatherford of Arroyo Grande and Elizabeth Dayton Bowler of Davis. She is a 2002 graduate of Davis High School. She received her bachelor’s degree from UCLA […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Childhood accident leads to nursing career

By Cassandra Andrews In the spring of 1976, first-grader Karen Fretwell stepped off a school bus in front of her grandmother’s house in Citronelle. What happened next is a blur to her. Maybe she dropped her lunch box. Maybe she tripped. Somehow, she stopped in the street, and the front wheel of the bus rolled […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Lowrie-Moore wedding

Sarah Lowrie and Brandon Moore, both of Litchfield Park, Ariz., were married on Aug. 27, 2011, at “The Barn” at Yolo Land & Cattle Co. in Yolo County. The bride is the daughter of John and Susan Lowrie of Davis. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and is employed as a registered nurse. The groom is […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Future subscribers: Adeline Rose Stevens

Kelly and Gregory Stephens of Bridgeport, Ohio, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Adeline Rose Stevens. She was born on Sept. 14, 2011, in Wheeling, W. Va. She weighed 8 pounds, 3.5 ounces. Her mother is on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. Her father is a retired U.S. Marine and […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Future subscribers: Thatcher Harrison Green

Laura Brianne Green and Benjamin Paul Green of Woodland are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Thatcher Harrison Green. He was born on Sept. 5, 2011, at Sutter Davis Hospital Birthing Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces. His mother is a landscape designer. His father is a landscape architect.

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

A strike of creativity

Davis High students in Lynnette Diem’s art classes put the finishing touches on their bowling pin art projects. Gregory Shilling-Goins created a bowling ball monster with pointy teeth about to chomp a pin. Emily Uhrhammer and Nicole Desideri crafted a “prom couple” out of their pins. The students have entered a design contest hosted by Junior Achievement […]

October 04, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,